Ballers of the Week
It seems like Mr. Williams has been on this list quite frequently, but how can I leave him off this week after a four-TD outburst against the defending Super Bowl Champions? DeAngelo ran the ball a very effective 24 times for 108 yards and those four scores. He ran tough all night and didn’t make any mistakes, although it didn’t lead to a victory as the Panthers lost in overtime.
Colston had his best game of 2008, with a two touchdown game against the 0-15 Lions. He had nine receptions for 99 yards and looked as healthy as ever. With QB Drew Brees trying to break the single-season passing yards record, look for Colston to have another huge week against the Panthers in Week 17.
Jacobs ran all over the Carolina Panthers Sunday night, rushing 24 times for 87 yards. He found pay dirt three times as the Giants ran for over 300 yards on the night. Both Jacobs and fellow RB Derrick Ward had big games on the ground for
Busts of the Week
, QB Arizona Cardinals
The once front-runner for league MVP has been less than spectacular over the past three weeks and had perhaps the worst game of his career in Week 16. Warner threw for 30 yards on 6-for-18 passing against the Patriots before being pulled late in the third quarter. I know the weather was terrible in
The No. 1 defense in the league got embarrassed by the Titans on Sunday. They allowed 31 points and failed to register a turnover. The Steelers defense and special teams also welcomed fantasy owners with a negative score for the day. This was simply a bad day for
, WR Houston Texans
A week after putting up incredible numbers against the Titans, Johnson followed that up with a pitiful performance against the Raiders. He had just two grabs for 19 yards, which came as a surprise because
Benson ran all over the Browns in Week 16, running for 171 yards on 38 carries. He now has run the ball for a combined 59 times the last two weeks and should get plenty of carries in the final week of the season against the pathetic Chiefs. If you need a spot starter at RB then get Benson because he’s only owned in 40% of ESPN leagues right now.
Although Brandon Jacobs made the ballers list with his three TDs, Ward was the star New York Giants RB on Sunday. He ran the ball only 15 times, but logged an amazing 215 rushing yards! Even though Ward failed to score a touchdown, he had the ball in his hands in most of the important parts of the game. He made a bunch of big plays in the fourth quarter and overtime and single-handedly set up the game winning field goal with a few huge runs.
Keep on your Fantasy Radar
, QB Minnesota Vikings
has now put up back-to-back excellent efforts in his starting role for
Must Start of Week 17
All Saints WRs
New Orleans QB Drew Brees will be throwing all day long against Carolina as he chases Dan Marino’s single-season passing yards record. He needs 402 yards through the air to break the record so start any WR or TE who will see the field on Sunday.
Please Bench of Week 17
AFC East QBs
Brett Favre, Trent Edwards, Chad Pennington and Matt Cassel are all questionable starts for Week 17. Favre and the Jets go up against Pennington and the Dolphins, while Edwards and the Bills get Cassel and